It’s that time of year again! September is Library Card Sign-up Month! It’s the perfect time to get your little ones their very first card. It’s also a great time to remind friends, neighbors, and colleagues that they, too, can take advantage of the free resources, books, movies, and programming the Crown Point Community library provides by stopping in to get a library card. Help spread the word to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month!
What is Library Card Sign-up Month?
Held annually every September since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month coincides with the beginning of the school year and serves as a reminder and encouragement for parents to sign their children up for their very own library card.
This year, ALA’s honorary chair of Library Card Sign-up Month is the 16-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, Marley Dias. Dias will use this platform to remind the public that a library card provides access to technology, multimedia content, and programming that strengthens communities.
The Crown Point Community Library will have special limited edition Baby Yoda library cards to distribute on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone can qualify for this limited-edition library card (while supplies last). To apply for a library card, or if your card is lost or has expired, please visit either library location.
Do you already have a library card? Bring your current library card with you the next time you visit the Library to exchange it for the new special edition design.
Did you apply for a library card online? When you come to the Library to convert your virtual card to a physical card, you can ask for a special edition design.
While you’re at the library in September be sure to make sure your card is up-to-date. Does the library have the correct phone number, address, and email for you? Ask at the Circulation Desk when you check out to make sure we have your valid contact information. The library will send you late notices and hold notifications via email or text message if you opt into the program.
Celebrate with us all month long with these additional activities:
- Readers of all ages are invited to enter a raffle for a Super Jumbo Baby Yoda Rainbow Fidget toy or Plush Grogu!
- When you visit the library, take a selfie with a life-size Baby Yoda! Share it with us on social media using the hashtag #CPCLReads
- You can apply for a library card at any of our outreach events: Visit us at bulldog park at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 18.
- September 20-25, kids and teens are invited to do a special Star Wars scavenger hunt at both library locations.
- Children ages 0-17 will receive a prize when they get their first library card.
- Enjoy take and make activities every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at both library locations while supplies last. (Mondays for Preschoolers, Wednesdays for School Age, and Thursdays for Teens.)
- Name our book bike!